City of Callender
A Community for All Seasons


Heritage Library
505 Thomas St.
PO Box 69
Callender, IA 50523
515-548-3801 fax

Tina Twito - Director
Jamie Urban

Sun. & Mon. Closed

Tues.  2:30 - 7 p.m.

Wed. 10 - 12 & 12:30 - 7 p.m.

Thurs. 2:30 - 7 p.m.

Fri. 2:30 - 7 p.m.

Sat. 9 - 12 noon
The Callender Heritage Library has these items for check-out:
  • Books (Board Books to Large Print, something for everyone!)
  • Magazines
  • Movies (DVD and some VHS)
  • Audio books (a small collection but we are open to suggestions for helping it grow!)
  • Puppets
  • Artwork
  • Cakepans (donations welcome!)
  • Some medical equipment

We hope to add e-books to this list soon, maybe in the summer or early fall.

We also have

  • Computers
  • Newspapers (Fort Dodge Messenger and Gowrie News)
  • Copier/Printer(10 cents a page)
  • Fax machine (25 cents for toll free, varies for long distance)
  • A community center for non-profit and private use. Rentals for private use are $50.00 a day (no hourly rate, sorry) plus a 25 dollar deposit. Call library for reservations.
  • Interlibrary-loan services. (If we don’t have it we can usually get it.)
  • Library staff who are happy to try and help you with whatever you need!


Storytime meets every Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. Kids of all ages welcome.

Summer Reading:

2012’s Summer Reading program will run through July and the first 2 weeks of August. In addition to using the “Dream Big” theme for the Storytime sessions, kids can read for fun prizes. (Kids eager to get started early may pick up reading sheets in mid-June, but prizes won’t be available yet.)

Book groups for adults:

The Callender Heritage Library sponsors two  adult book groups. The first has been meeting for five years!

We also started a new group in 2012.  As of now we are meeting the first Monday of each month at 6:00.  If you would like to join, please give us a call!

We have an online catalog here:    No log in is required to take a look at what we have to offer.  However, you can log in with your library card and pin (which should be the last 4 digits of your card until you reset it). Then you can reserve items, see your checkout history, add reviews and more! If your pin doesn’t work, don’t worry, just call the library and we can reset it for whatever you want.

We even have a catalog just for kids.  You can click on the little dog at the link above or go directly to: .

We have a facebook page here:!/pages/Callender-Heritage-Library/214502188629856 I haven’t been great about putting new things ON it, but feel free to stop by and “friend” us! If there’s anything in particular you would like shared there, let us know! 

Tina Twito - Library Director

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